She tried to outrun stained blood ties.
Now, the obsession of a madman has her captive.
Because all Calida wanted was to create a safe and loving life for her and her young sister. And happiness seemed within her grasp.
Her soft heart made her open to true love; her iron will and strength made her desirable to the Mad King of the Borderlands.
Desperate to escape, her only shimmer of hope lies with the man who loves her. Like the metal in her hearth, her spirit has been for forged by fire, but will it be enough?
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